Report on cancer

Canada, 1959

Film
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The drama and suspense of impending victory as medical practitioners probe into the mysteries of one of mankind’s most baffling diseases: cancer. The audience is taken to the forefront of the struggle to witness experiments in the field of bio-physics, and the radiation techniques developed for observing cellular activity and malignant growth. A new theory - that cancer may have its beginning with a virus - is discussed by a panel of doctors doing fundamental research at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Patients in this film are played by the Staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.

Credits

director

Julian Biggs

producer

David Bairstow

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:21:30:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27850

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cancer

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cancer - Research

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medical films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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